Masses: Betwixt and Between 3

painting by Marlene Vine (, poem by Roy Herndon Smith (previously published in Meat for Tea, Spring, 2018)

Betwixt and Between 3 (11.08)

“Where’s the matter now?”
Between complained to Betwixt.
“I big banged it all,

crescendos of stars,
bodies electric in voids
of velvet silence.

There’s no accounting
for it. It sings, ‘Come a down
doody do down down,

heavenly angels,
fly us to the moon beyond
the blue horizon.’”

Between joins in, “Where,
o death, is thy bite, when, there,
my little dog, barks.”